The University of Ghana has announced that its online teaching and learning programme would continue as planned despite the easing of coronavirus restrictions.
President Akufo-Addo, on Sunday May 31, lifted restrictions on educational institutions in the country allowing final year students at all levels to return and complete their final semesters.
“Indeed, final year university students are to report to their universities on 15th June; final year senior high school (SHS 3) students, together with SHS 2 Gold Track students, on 22nd June; and final year junior high school (JHS 3) students on 29th June. JHS 3 classes will comprise a maximum of thirty (30) students; SHS classes a maximum of twenty-five (25) students; and University lectures will take place with half the class sizes,” President Akufo-Addo said.
Following the president’s announcement of the greenlight, various protocols have been released by the Education Minister to ensure students are safe when they return to the various campuses.
But the nation’s premier university in a statement released on June 3 said it is going ahead with previous plans laid down for students to complete their second semester.
“The University’s ongoing Online Teaching and Learning Programme for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year will progress as planned.”
According to Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, “examinations for all students, including final year students, scheduled to commence from June 8, 2020 to July 3, 2020 will proceed as originally planned.”
The management of the University says, however, that “arrangements are being made to receive registered final year students who may wish to relocate to the campuses of the University to make use of on-campus resources from June 15, 2020 till July 3, 2020, which is the end of the examination period.”
Final year sandwich students will be allowed back to campus to continue and complete their final semester from June 15, 2020.
For final year students who were unable to participate in its online tuition programme, the University says it is “expecting them back on campus from June 15, 2020 for make-up lessons which will be from June 22, 2020 to July 10, 2020, followed by final examinations from July 18 to August 1, 2020.”
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